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Accessible Properties – more housing in Tauranga, the country’s most unaffordable city

2018-01-23T14:50:03+00:00January 23rd, 2018|

Media Release 22 January 2018 Accessible Properties is committed to helping ease the pressure on housing in Tauranga by building more homes. The New Zealand Herald is reporting today that Tauranga has now outranked Auckland as New Zealand’s most unaffordable city according to a major global study – the annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey. Accessible Properties [...]

Accessible Properties – keen to work with Government to meet housing need

2018-09-10T10:54:30+00:00December 1st, 2017|

Media Release 1 December 2017 Accessible Properties welcomes the news that the Government is keen to work closely with Community Housing Providers to do more. Accessible Properties manages more than 2700 properties throughout New Zealand including more than 1700 social housing homes and around 900 homes for IHC New Zealand. Chief Executive Greg Orchard welcomed [...]

Accessible Properties aiming for 5000 homes by 2024

2018-09-10T10:54:30+00:00August 15th, 2017|

Media Release 15 August 2017 Accessible Properties is aiming to grow the number of homes it offers to New Zealanders in need to 5,000 within the next six years. “We are acutely aware of the pressure for good housing around New Zealand that the Salvation Army’s ‘Taking Stock’ report identifies,” says Accessible Properties Chief Executive, Greg [...]

A better home for a family in need

2017-08-04T14:57:52+00:00August 4th, 2017|

Accessible Properties is delighted that we have been able to find accommodation for Tauranga mother of nine, Rochelle Buchanan. Rochelle came to the public's attention after media reported she and her children had been living for 18 months in a friend's state home that was taken over by Accessible Properties in April. In early-July a routine [...]

Two years in and still enjoying their coffees

2018-09-10T10:54:30+00:00June 19th, 2017|

It has been two years since Adam Gibbs and Daniel O’Sullivan moved into their new house in Johnsonville, Wellington and they are enjoying their home now as much as the day they moved in. With their home located a five minute walk from the Johnsonville mall, the guys have jumped into making the most of [...]

Accessible Properties acquires more than 1100 Tauranga homes

2018-09-10T10:54:31+00:00March 31st, 2017|

Media Release 31 March 2017 From tonight Accessible Properties will take over the ownership and management of more than 1100 homes from Housing New Zealand in the Tauranga area. Accessible Properties, a subsidiary of IHC, is one of New Zealand’s largest non-government housing providers with a long history of providing good quality housing that prioritises [...]

Accessible Properties opens Tauranga office ahead of housing transfer

2018-09-10T10:54:31+00:00March 27th, 2017|

Media Release 24 March 2017 Accessible Properties is delighted that Hon Amy Adams, Minister for Social Housing and Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand Corporation, is today opening its new Tauranga office. Accessible Properties is one of New Zealand’s largest non-government housing providers with a long history of providing good quality housing that prioritises people [...]

Accessible Properties welcomes new Chief Executive

2018-09-10T10:54:31+00:00January 31st, 2017|

Media Release Accessible Properties is delighted that Greg Orchard has begun in the new role of Chief Executive as the organisation prepares to acquire and manage more than a thousand Housing New Zealand houses in Tauranga. Greg comes to Accessible Properties from the Wellington City Council where he held the role of Chief Operating Officer. [...]